Cybils: Honoring Some of the Best STEM Books of 2013

We’re a little late to the party on this one, but figured you all might still like to see this.

STEM Friday

Yay! The Cybils award winners were announced today.


Quite a few strong STEM books were nominated in the Elementary/Middle-Grade Nonfiction category last year and four made it to the finalist round.

The three runner-ups were:


The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös by Deborah Heiligman and illustrated by LeUyen Pham is a rare treat. This picture book biography explores the life of mathematician Paul Erdös, with the important messages that math can be exciting and interesting and that it is okay to be different from everyone else. Heiligman’s passion for her topic shines through.

Also reviewed by:


Volcano Rising by Elizabeth Rusch and illustrated by Susan Swan

Previously reviewed here at STEM Friday


How Big Were Dinosaurs? by Lita Judge places dinosaurs next to common objects to give children something concrete to which to compare. Children will probably be surprised how…

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